City Briefs: Armed Forces Day observed in city

Armed Forces Flag Day was celebrated in the city on Friday to honour martyrs who fought for the country.

Written by Express News Service | Published: December 7, 2013 1:50 am

Armed Forces Day observed in city

CHANDIGARH: Armed Forces Flag Day was celebrated in the city on Friday to honour martyrs who fought for the country. Director Sainik Welfare,Punjab,Brig (Retd) Manjit Singh pinned the Armed Forces Flag on the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil on the occasion at Punjab Raj Bhawan. Releasing brochures RANN – JODHEY of Punjab Sainik Welfare,Patil said the day reminds all of our responsibility towards the Armed Forces. He urged citizens to contribute to the cause of rehabilitation of war widows,disabled defence personnel and ex-servicemen. In another event ‘Salute the Soldier’ at Tagore Theatre,a two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect for the martyrs. Chief of Staff HQ Western Command Lt Gen TS Gill,stressed on rehabilitation of ex-servicemen and released personnel.

Prof Virendra Kumar to deliver lecture at PU

CHANDIGARH: Founder Director (Academics) of Chandigarh Judicial Academy,Professor Virendra Kumar will deliver the PU colloquium lecture on December 11 at the SSB University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology auditorium. Prof Kumar,who is Professor Emeritus of Laws,will speak on ‘Citizen’s Right to Vote’. A member of the faculty of The Indian Law Institute,New Delhi,he is also a member of the Independent Ethics Committee of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER),SAS Nagar,member of the Institute Ethics Committee,PGIMER,and member of the Haryana Audit Advisory Board.

PU V-C mourns DUI father’s death

CHANDIGARH: PU vice-chancellor Professor Arun Kumar Grover has expressed profound grief over the demise of Professor R C Bhandari,father of Professor A K Bhandari,Dean University Instructions (DUI) and Registrar of PU. Professor R C Bhandari (90) was a Professor of Soil Chemistry at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University.

Students from Jammu meet Punjab Governor

Chandigarh: A team of 38 students from Kathua in Jammu,led by Major Sahil Thakur,met Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil under the Gurj Division Shiksha Abhiyan. Interacting with them,Patil said this educational tour will provide an opportunity to visit places in the country and inculcate a sense of national pride. The tour provides an opportunity to the students to broaden their horizons,most of who are venturing out of their villages for the first time. In the city,they visited the Rock Garden,Sukhna Lake and Terraced Garden.

Seminar organised at SD College

CHANDIGARH: The Alumni Association of SD College,Sector 32,in association with the department of Commerce and Management organised a seminar on ‘Career opportunities in Financial Markets’ on Friday. Rahul Chadha,manager of National Stock Exchange of India delivered the lecture.

City to host dog show on Dec 15

CHANDIGARH: Borzoi — a Russian wolfhound and Akita — a Japanese watchdog will be new entries in the Dog Show to be organised by the Chandigarh Kennel Club on December 15 at Leisure Valley,Sector 10 . About 300 dogs divided into 99 categories under seven groups from across the country and abroad will take part in the show that will start at 9:30 am with veterinary inspection. International judges of dog shows,Rita Kadike Skadina from Latvia and Mukul Vaid will judge each dog twice. Entries are open till December 7,while the entry fees is Rs 1,000.

Witness turns hostile in Jyoti murder case

PANCHKULA: In a major blow to the prosecution case,one of the key witnesses in the Jyoti murder case on Friday retracted from her statements. While deposing before a local court,Dr Aditi Gupta,who had examined the 21 year-old for abortion at Jindal Nursing Home,Chandigarh submitted that she was not sure if Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary was the one who accompanied the victim to the nursing home. She had reportedly earlier identified Chaudhary before the police. As she retracted from her statement,the prosecution demanded her to be declared hostile.

Gupta also informed the court that it was she who had overwritten the name from Ram Kumar to Ramesh Kumar Sharma on the form of termination of pregnancy. “She told the court that the man who was accompanying Jyoti had earlier mentioned Ram Kumar on the request form. On his request to write the full name,Gupta had changed the name,” said the defence counsel.

In another setback to the prosecution,the doctor who conducted post-mortem on Jyoti,Dr Mamta of General Hospital,Sector 6 could not convince the court about the grounds on which she had mentioned in the report that possibility of the victim being throttled could not be ruled out. She was also unable to answer before the court why she mentioned that the victim was possibly run over by a vehicle.

Dr Gurjeet Kaur from Jindal Nursing Home also failed to identify Chaudhary in the court.

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